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Brish Sakranti





The Sun is entering Taurus from Aries today, this day is also called Taurus Sakranti, Vrisava Sakranti, and Brish Sakranti. It is time to move from the first month to the second month of this year, the situation is unfavorable due to COVID outbreak. Last month we spent a lot of time in the woods inside the house, although the coming month of May will create a situation for us to move and shake, right?

Let's wish so. On this day, it is customary to bathe in the river or in the lake, although in recent years and in places where the river is not available, it is customary to bathe in the house by chanting the mantra of Ganga and to perform holy worship. It is customary to go to the nearby Vishnu temple, worship and recite Vishnu Sahasranama. On this day, special results are obtained by offering Pitri Tarpans. Under normal circumstances, on this day, Kagweni, Gokarna, Vishnupaduka, Varahakshetra, Gaya of India, Kashi, and other places have special pilgrimage. This year, it has been Adhika Mas, I will start talking about that today, and this is also called Purushottam Mas and Mala Mas.

We should be proud that our ancestors have given us thousands of years of scientific knowledge, exploration, and astrological calculations. Adhika Mas is an extra month that is added to reconcile the gap between lunar and solar calendar. "Purushottam" is the sobriquet of Lord Vishnu, to whom the month is dedicated.

It takes 29 days 12 hours, 44 minutes, 24 seconds for the moon to travel from Pratipada to Aunsi. According to the lunar calendar, there are only 354 days in a year, the solar month increases by about 11 days in a year. The calculation of solar and lunar month accommodates Adhika Mas (Leap Month) after a certain time. Normally the distance from one leap month to the next leap month is 27 months to 33 months 16 days, one hour 36 minutes from another leap month. This is the reason why Dashain Tihar has been postponed for one month this year.
Have a good day today

Have a good month.

Suyog Dhakal



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